RICH BOURBON HOT CHOCOLATE
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
• 2 TBS dutch-processed cocoa powder*
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup bourbon
• 1.5 cups water
Combine sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan with water. Warm over medium heat and whisk constantly until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat.
Add in bourbon and stir just before serving. Use a ladel to spoon into mugs.
BOOZY WHIP CREAM STARS
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2 tsp booze of choice (bourbon, brandy, cointreau, etc.) *I used bourbon :)
Combine ingredients in a medium or large bowl and whisk together with an electric beater until soft peaks form on the cream, about 3 minutes.
Transfer fresh whipped cream mixture to a wide flat dish (like a pie plate) and smooth mixture flat and as even as possible. Place in the freezer for several hours.
When the mixture is frozen, use your favorite mini cookie cutters (like these) to cut out shapes in the whipped cream. Place them on top of your delicious homemade hot chocolate and watch them melt hearts as they melt away!